This is a problem. You're thinking more than you should.
Turning the motorcycle should be inherently natural. Don't THINK about making your head do it ("okay brain, start pushing more... a little less... okay more" because that creates more time it takes you to tell your brain to your brain making your hand do it. There's so much more you need to be aware of once you hit that apex.
It takes time/training/practice and seat time.... but your brain will go turn turn turn on it's own without you having to tell it.
The only thing I'm consciously aware of (most of the time) is when to brake and when to get the gas. I won't even remember what lap I'm on in a race until I see a half way or last lap flag..... if I see/notice the flag at all. Sometimes white just shows up lol.
There is a time to think about your riding and then a time to just "ride."
You definitely need to take some time to really think about and analyze your riding if you want to get better and better and better. This doesn't mean that you are overanalyzing every single corner but rather taking one specific skill and working on it until it becomes second nature and you can do it without really thinking.
Whenever I do a track day, or a practice session before a race, I make sure to have something to practice every session out except for the last, or the actual race. It could be that I'm working on finding more reference points and drawing the track or I could be trying to get the bike turned quicker or on the gas harder in specific questions. It is only after you have put this focussed, practice time in that you can then just let go and ride.
During my first AMA practice Keith Code was coaching me over the phone and each session he had me pick something to work on and I had to report back to him after. I called him right before the race and said "what should I work on during the race?" and he said, "Nothing, just go out and ride."
Time and place I think
Do you guys have a method of certain things you work on each practice/track day? do you always start with the same thing or does it depend on the track?
For whom do you write?
I write for a Canadian Magazine called Motorcycle Mojo where I have my own monthly column and I freelance out to other magazines, like Roadracing World or Sportbike Magazine. I'm starting a new column for another magazine shortly